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Participation in Government: Newspaper articles

This guide will prepare students for research and facilitate citation of various sources needed for your research paper.

Need more?

Additional examples and explanations for newspaper article citations are found in the MLA Handbook (2016), or visit the websites listed on the MLA home page.

In-text citations

Inside your paper, give credit to the works you quote.

See examples of how to tell your readers where facts, paraphrases, or quotes in your paper come from at this site from the Purdue OWL: MLA 2016 In-text Citations.

Basic Newspaper Article Citation

Basic Works Cited Entry

Author's last name, Author's first name. "Title of the Article."  Name of newspaper [city, state if not a well-known paper], day month year, pages. [URL if electronic]

Newspaper article - Print

Borgelt, Allison. "Sealed with a Kiss."  BG News 17 June 2009: 1+.

Newspaper Article - Electronic

Burge, David. "Jack Hanna to bring world of animals to El Pasoans today."  El Paso Times. 27 Sept. 2010. LexisNexis          Academic,